Chicago, IL – Protesters in Chicago started attacking police officers following a fatal officer-involved shooting earlier Saturday evening (videos below.)
The incident happened in the area of 71st St and Chappel Ave at around 5:30 p.m.
Chicago PD Chief of Patrol Fred Waller said that officers were working foot patrol when they spotted a man who looked like he may have a weapon in his waistband.
The officers confronted the suspect, who then became combative. As the suspect fought with officers, he flailed away from them.
The suspect then appeared to be reaching for his weapon, and officers fatally shot him.
Officers recovered a semi-automatic firearm and magazines from the suspect.
Chief Waller added that the suspect did not have a concealed carry permit.
The suspect and officers have not been identified at this time.
Almost immediately following the shooting, a large crowd of protesters formed and started threatening to shoot the police.
The crowd spread the story about how a barber named “Snoop” was unarmed and shot in the back as he was walking home from work.
The crowd also created a second narrative where people claimed that Snoop was armed, but they said he had a concealed carry permit.
The crowd started jumping on police cars and clashing with officers.
Many in the crowd threatened police officers, saying that they better not be around come nighttime.
At around sunset, people in the crowd started to throw glass bottles, rocks, and bottles of urine at officers. Chief Waller said three to four officers were injured in the attacks.
Officers responded by ordering the protesters back and taking down troublemakers and people who refused to listen.
You can see multiple videos from Chicago Sun-Times reported Nader Issa below:
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